All posts tagged: vegan dinner

Quinoa and sweet potato falafel

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main meal / quinoa

Confession time – I’ve never made a falafel myself at home that didn’t turn out terrible.  Not sure what it is exactly that I do to them but they seem to want to disintegrate whenever I deep fry them, and baking makes them taste too… healthy (you know [junk food] me).  But now folks, I have managed to make a falafel that didn’t fall apart and tasted boss.  BEHOLD. These quinoa and sweet potato falafel […]

Seitan steaks

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main meal / seitan

So this is a recipe that I really HAVE to share with you all.  I make seitan once every couple weeks on the weekend, because it lasts ages, you can freeze it, it’s a brilliant source of protein and you can do so much with it. There are loads of seitan recipes knocking around the internet, and I’ve tried making plenty of them.  I prefer making this one as it’s one of the easiest and […]

Spicy tofu & brussels sprout fried rice

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main meal / tofu

Here’s a combo that you might not think goes together, but it really does.  Brussels sprouts and fried rice?  Nah.  Oh, but YEAH. Many people aren’t keen on that stinky little vegetable, but I’m a huge fan of sprouts.  They’re usually only found as part of a roast dinner (hidden under the gravy), but after trying this recipe it’s clear that they’re a lot more versatile than just being a side dish.  One cup of […]

BBQ pulled tempeh sloppy Joes

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burgers / main meal / tempeh

In my quest to veganise anything and everything, I’ve given Sloppy Joes the positivelyjen vegan once over.  I missed out on the “joy” of Sloppy Joes before becoming vegan, because I was never really a fan of mincemeat (no surprises really considering what’s in the stuff…).  Now that tempeh is on the scene there’s no turning back. I remember the first time I tried tempeh… please don’t make my mistake and try it uncooked and […]

Vegan corn chowder

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soup

Finally the cold weather is upon us (in the northern hemisphere anyway) and we can all start making soup again *huzzah* One of the easiest and most versatile meals to make in the winter is soup, and there are so many vegan soup options you’ll never be bored.  Do away with your tinned stuff, there’s absolutely no need.  Guarantee most vegan soups end up being a LOT cheaper than store bought tinned ones, plus you […]

Sausage & black bean casserole (vegan)

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It’s almost casserole season whoop whoop!  Living in London means it’s basically always casserole season though – do we even have a summer? 🙂 If you’re feeling like something hearty, warm and filling a casserole is always the answer.  They’re also awesome because you can have them with anything – mashed spuds, cauliflower rice, basic bitch rice, on top of nachos, with chips etc. The beauty of casseroles is that you can chuck any old thing in […]

Get saucy – vegan lasagna sauce

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main meal / sauce

  Lasagna is just such a classic meal.  I used to cook it all the time before going vegan, but was never sure how to transfer it over using plant based ingredients. I should never have worried – the amount of plant based milks and cheeses around means lasagna will never go off the menu.  Plus you only need to substitute for some soy mince or lentils, or just make it all from veggies.  Most […]

Spicy vegan “chicken” nuggets

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main meal / seitan

You’ve gotta love seitan – making meat dishes out of plant based products for decades 🙂  I had seen recipes for seitan “chicken” nuggets all over the interwebs for months, and sampled them in various vegan restaurants (they were delicious), so thought I’d give it a crack myself. These ones are spicy, moist on the inside and crunchy on the outside.  Finger lickin’ good guys. Not a recipe for those trying to avoid gluten (sorry GF peeps!) but definitely […]

Easy rainbow salad (vegan)

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salad

Yeah yeah yeah, vegans eat salad all day and all night, don’t they? Surely you can tell by now from this blog the above statement just isn’t true, because I love vegan junk.  Every once in a while though you need to get some greens into you.  And some purples.  And oranges.  And quinoa. This salad is great for a protein and iron hit (quinoa, edamame, spinach and pumpkin seeds are all so damn good […]

Beetroot burger patties

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burgers / main meal

Time time has come for me to stop relying on pre-made burgers and start making them myself… when I have time.  Seeing as I was recently off work for two weeks (one spent in Dubrovnik though) it was time to start. First up – beetroot burger patties.  So pink, so “raw beef”-like (ew ew ew), but so delicious. As always, with the food you make yourself you know  exactly what’s in it, and this is one healthy patty. […]